in the Costume
In the last episode of Soap, Billy told Jessica
that he loves Leslie. Jessica didn't love the
idea, but she allowed Billy to invite Leslie to
Thanksgiving dinner. During the dinner, there was
no love loss between the Tates and the Campbells,
and as usual a food fight broke out. Saunders,
who'd love to see Benson dead, tried to kill him
again but wasn't successful. Jodie and Maggie
introduced Wendy to Maggie's nephew, Mike. Mike
told Wendy he'd love to go out with her, and
although Wendy wasn't in love with idea, she told
Mike she'd love to. Meanwhile, Maggie and Jodie
confessed their love to each other. And Dutch
told Corinne and Eunice he'd love to be out of
jail, and Eunice and Corinne would love the idea,
so they both told Dutch they loved him, and then
went to find the real killer. But unfortunately
someone would love to find out what Eunice and
Corinne are up to, and has started to follow them.
Love to find out what
happens next? Just stay tuned for this episode of
|This is the
story of two sisters, Jessica Tate and Mary
Campbell. These are the Tates, and these are the
Campbells. And this is SOAP.
Mike walk into the Campbell house. Wendy walks in
first and Mike follows. He closes the door.>
Mike: Well, here we
a moment of silence.>
really had a wonderful time.
Well, I'd better go.
Yeah, it's getting late.
turns to leave.>
Wendy: Well, I
don't how to put it....but, there's a New Year's
Eve party at my great aunt's house tomorrow, and
I was wondering if....well, it's nothing formal
or anything....But I was wondering if...
Wendy, are you asking me to be your date for the
New Year's Eve party?
Well, yes....but only if you'd like. I mean, I'd
understand if you're busy.
Great. Here, let me give you the address.
writes Jessica's address on a piece of paper and
gives it Mike.>
Great. I'll see you tomorrow night?
Great. Good night.
opens the door and leaves.>
takes off her shoes and sits down on the couch.
Jodie comes up from behind.>
Well, you're home.
jumps up in surprise.>
It's no problem.
Going out with Mike?
Yeah. I'm having a lot of fun with him.
Yeah, dad. And you told me not to go out with him.
Remember when you introduced me to him and you
told me I'd hate going out with him?
way I remember it, you were really rude to him
and I convinced you to be nice to him.
didn't happen that way, did it?
yeah, you're right.
Yeah, I suppose.
Anyway, can I talk to you about something?
Well, I don't know how to put it...
Dad, this isn't something awful, is it?
Well, I don't think it is.
Dad, I'm used to you being gay. The only news
that will shock me is if you've fallen in love
with a woman and you want to move out of here.
You're in love with a woman?
you want to move in with her?
a moment of silence, then Wendy starts laughing.>
ha ha! That's a good one. Now seriously, dad,
what do you want to tell me?
That's it. I'm going to move in with Maggie.
That's my news. I figured that since you're all
grown up now, and you've landed back on your
feet, you won't need me anymore.
having trouble dealing with this.
Come on, Wendy, you need to get used to it.
This is so sudden.
know. But, Wendy, I need to live my life.
Well, if that's how you feel, I guess I should
wish you good luck.
Hey, I can come visit you over there, right?
course. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Then it's ok, I guess.
and Wendy hug.>
Dad, you're the best.
Yeah. You are. I mean that. I love you.
love you too.
Well, we'd better get some rest. We have that
party at the Tates tomorrow night.
forgot all about it.
going to sleep. Good night, dad.
Good night, Wendy.
goes upstairs. Jodie remains seated on the couch.>
little girl is all grown up. I can't believe it.
Thank you, god, for providing me with such a
gets up and goes upstairs.>
|A bar in
Eunice are sitting down at a table in the bar,
Corinne: We know that Dutch used
to hang out this restaurant a lot, so maybe
someone else who comes here a lot had a grudge
against him committed the murders. All we have to
do is go around and ask people if they know Dutch.
Eunice: But what
if they don't want to answer it?
Corinne: All we
have to do is use our charm. We have a lot of it.
At least I do.
Corinne: Oh shut
Eunice: I want
to help Dutch so I'm going to ignore what you
just said to me.
idea. Let's get to work.
Eunice walk up to the bartender.>
excuse me, sir?
like to talk to you.
Sorry, I don't do that. I'm married.
I'm sure you'll find a lot of guys in here who
would. Pretty much all of them.
are you talking about?
on, this is a free country. You don't have to be
ashamed of what you do. If I wasn't married, I'd
go for it in a second. I mean, you're both
Eunice: What is
he talking about, Corinne?
Corinne: I have
bartender whispers something into Eunice's ear.
She makes a shocked face.>
Eunice: Sir, do
you honestly think that I would do that?
You're not a...?
Eunice: I happen
to be from a rich family in Connecticut. My
parents are loaded. I don't need to sleep with
men for money. My sister here maybe, but not me.
sorry, Corinne, but there was that time when you
slept with every single man in Dunn's River.
shut up, Eunice.
really sorry. Now, what can I really do for you?
out a pitcure of Dutch>
Eunice: Have you
seen this man?
expression changes to shock>
wants to know?
difference does it make?
you from the FBI or something?
Eunice: I'm his
ladies, I can't help you. I really can't. Sorry.
I've got things to do.
leaves and goes into the kitchen>
that wasn't helpful at all.
Corinne: I know.
What do we do now? Everyone is scared of Dutch,
as though he really is a murderer.
Eunice: I know.
Corinne sit frustrated, when someone comes up
from behind them>
Man: I can help
Corinne turn around>
Corinne: Who are
Man: The name's
Eunice: You know
Alex: I've seen
him around here. But I know who might have more
information about these murders.
Alex: A guy who
used to frequent this place a lot. He and Dutch
always got into fights here. He might have tried
to frame him.
Eunice: Where is
this guy now?
Alex: He lives
at this address.
Eunice a piece of paper>
Alex: Now if you
meet at this address tonight at 10:30, I'll take
you to that guy.
got a deal.
Corinne: Wait a
minute....how do we know this isn't a trick?
Alex: Look what
I found at his apartment the other day.
out a picture of Dutch, with a big red "X"
drawn on it. Corinne and Eunice stare at it in
Alex: Do we have
a deal ladies?
Alex: Tonight at
10:30. Meet me at the front of the building.
Eunice: We will.
Alex: Glad to
why don't we go back to the hotel and get some
rest? I have a feeling it'll be a long night.
idea. Alex, see you at 10:30.
Alex: I'll be
Corinne leave the bar. After they leave, Alex
takes out a cellphone and dials a number>
Alex: It's me....yeah,
they fell for it like a charm....I'm meeting them
later...yeah, I'll do what we planned....ok, see
up the phone and smiles>
New Year's Eve
hanging up New Year's lights on the walls in the
living room, while Jessica watches. Benson is in
the room too, making some last minute clean-ups.>
Jessica: Chester, are you
sure you know what you're doing?
Jessica, please. I know exactly what I'm doing.
I'm not an idiot.
Honestly, Jessica, I've done this a million times.
feel much better if we got Benson to do this.
He's an expert at this stuff.
Benson: Ha. I
ain't getting near those lights.
worry Benson. I'll be doing this myself. I don't
need any help.
Benson: Not with
this, but with other stuff, I'm not so sure.
why are you in such a bad mood tonight? It's New
Year's Eve. And a new millenium.
you're supposed to be happy and cheerful.
let me see, I'm working here with all you
animals, Mr. Tate is hanging up lights and will
probably blow up the house, Saunders is out there
plotting to kill me, and to top it all off,
you've invited the Campbells tonight. Try being
in my position and then tell me if you'd be
claps as Benson continues to clean the living
Chester: At last.
pulls a switch and the living room is lit up with
they look wonderful, Chester.
Chester: I know...And
you said I couldn't do it.
Chester finishes talking, the lights start
blinking. They blink faster and faster and then
they all explode with a bang.>
I was wrong. He needed help with that too.
claps again as Benson leaves the living room. The
doorbell and Jessica goes to open it. It's
evening, Mr. Mallu.
What the hell are you doing here?
Jessica: Oh, how
silly of me. I forgot to mention, Chester, E.
Ronald is my date for the evening.
Chester: You did
it again. You show up at this house trying to
embarrass me. Well, you won't this time! No one
takes advantage of Tester Chate and gets away
know what I meant.
Mallu: I'm here,
Tate. Take it or leave it. I'd rather you leave,
up, you little man with a rug on your head.
don't you be making fun of my rug!
don't I just get Benson to sweep it a little for
Mallu: OK, now
you're asking for it!
on Chester. Chester and Mallu start fighting.
Billy comes downstairs.>
Billy: Hey you
two! Stop it!
separates Mallu and Chester.>
two, behave yourself, or leave this house!
I'm sorry, Mallu. I should've been nicer. Please
accept my apologies.
yeah, whatever. <to Jessica> What do you
say we ditch fatty here and go out?
Ronald, please. This is a night to be with my
Mallu: Well, I
behave. Leslie will be here any minute. She had
enough of your fighting on Thanksgiving. I barely
managed to convince her to come over here again.
right. Please behave. And please be nice to the
Leslie. Everyone cool it! And no funny stuff,
the door and lets Leslie in>
New Year, Billy.
Billy: You too,
Leslie. Come on in.
Billy come into the livingroom>
remember my mom and dad. Right, Leslie?
course. It's kinda hard to recognize them without
food all over them, though.
well, that won't happen tonight.
haven't been introduced. My name's E. Ronald
Mallu. You might've heard of me...The best lawyer
in Dunn's River. Won every case I've ever handled.
I can handle even the most impossible case.
Leslie: Nice to
Billy: Why don't
we go over there and get some hors d'oeuvres.
Leslie walk away>
rings. Jessica opens it. It's the Campbells>
Burt. Come on in.
Jodie, Chuck and Bob, Scotty, Wendy, Mike and
Maggie enter the Tate living room>
you remember Maggie Chandler?
course. Hi, Maggie.
Maggie: Hi, Mrs.
Jodie: Mr. Mallu!
Dallas. I remember you.
Mallu: Is that a
real woman you're with?
Jodie: Of course
Mallu: Thank god.
You're normal. She even looks better than Carol.
thanks, Mr. Mallu.
I'd like you to meet Mike Caldwell. Mike, these
are Jessica, Chester, Billy, and Leslie Walker.
And over there behind the bar is their butler,
nice to have you here, Mike.
<to Wendy> Who's that guy with the rug on
Wendy: That's Mr.
Mallu. He's an attorney.
Mallu: Not just
an attorney. The best in town.
Mike: Nice to
Mallu: Same here
<whispers in his ear> Get me some clients,
I need money.
that everybody's here, let the party begin.
and another man are standing outside the Tate
Tonight will be the end of Benson. Finally, after
all this time, I've come up with a foolproof plan
to get revenge on Benson for stealing my job.
Saunders: Very easy. I've planted a gun in the
Tate house that I've programmed to go off exactly
at midnight. Benson will be standing right in
front of the gun, and precisely at midnight his
life will be over.
Interesting. Where did you plant the gun?
In a spot where no one will ever guess there's a
gun. It's such a brilliant plan, I can't believe
I haven't thought of it until now.
Man: I can....Anyway,
where is it?
In the vase.
how will you get Benson to stand in front of the
vase at precisely midnight?
That's where you come in.
Yes, you. You'll be delivering flowers for Benson.
He'll out them in the vase at precisely midnight,
and then the gun will go off, and he'll be dead.
plan, Saunders. Great plan.
I know. Now, let's go get you some delivery boy
clothes. Tonight is the end of Benson.
doorbell rings. Benson opens the door, to reveal
someone wearing a costume.>
this? It's not Halloween.
person in the costume whispers something in
You want it to be a surprise?
Oh, once they see you in that, they'll be
surprised alright. Come on in.
person in the costume walks into the house.>
Ugliest costume I've ever seen.
Benson closes the door and walks away.>
apartment building, somewhere in Texas
Eunice are standing outside the apartment
building, waiting for Alex>
Eunice: It's 10:30.
Where do you think he is?
He'll be here. Don't worry.
hope so. This place is so creepy.
ladies, sorry I'm late. I had to stop and get gas
on the way.
Excuse me? I really think it was necessary for
you to tell us that.
Never mind. Let's get moving.
goes into the building and Corinne and Eunice
is in full swing. Chester comes up to Danny.>
Enjoying the party?
bet. I love parties.
Really? I didn't know that.
don't know much about me, do you?
suppose not. But I'd like to change that.
Yeah, me too.
Well, why don't you come into the poolhouse with
me, and I can show you my record collection?
Sounds good. Let's go.
Jessica walks up to Burt, who's eating some
Jess....Listen, do you know what it is that I'm
Hmm....let me see <Jessica looks at the
food> I have no clue.
that's wonderful. I'm in your house, eating food,
and you didn't even know what I'm eating. I could
die and then I'd never become sherriff.
Just relax, Burt. Benson made this food. It's not
Yeah, good point.
So how's your campaign going?
Excellent. Only a few more weeks, and I'll be
sherriff. I can't wait. Boy, I wish Mary were
here to see me.
Me too....I miss her so much. I need someone to
talk to, and unfortunately there aren't many
Well, I'm sure wherever she is, she's watching us
all and giving us good luck.
I'm sure you're right.
changes to somewhere else in the Tate living
room, where Mike and Wendy are dancing. Not far
from them, Maggie and Jodie are dancing too.>
Thanks for inviting me here, Wendy.
was my pleasure. I'm glad you're having fun.
having fun because I'm with you.
this is going to sound crazy, but I think I'm
falling in love with you.
That doesn't sound weird at all.
course it doesn't.
changes to Maggie and Jodie>
See? I told you they'd make a good couple.
Maybe they'll be like us one day.
can only hope.
can't wait to move in together. We'll have so
know. I can't wait.
and Jodie smile at each other and keep dancing.>
changes to Chuck, Bob, and Scotty watching the
party from a corner of the living room.
Boy, I wish I had someone to dance with.
not surprised that you don't.
Shut up, Bob.
person in the costume walks up to them>
Someone who needs a makeover and quick.
the person in the costume): Who are you?
person whipers something in Scotty's ears>
You're a woman?....You want to dance with me?....For
sure. (to Chuck and Bob) See you later, guys.
leaves with the woman in the costume>
can't believe it. Even that dope got a date.
could've gone my friends' party tonight.
Pinnochio was going to introduce me to a real
doll...makes Barbie look like a train wreck.
no, I had to come to your stupid family's party
and be bored to death. Who am I going to kiss at
looks at Chuck>
not that desperate.
Leslie go down into the basement.>
Billy: Leslie, why
did you want to come into the basement?
Well, I wanted to be alone with you....and it's much
more romantic down here.
sits down. When he's not looking, Leslie locks
the basement door. She then sits next to him.>
I'm kinda thirsty.
problem. The wine cellar is down here. I'll go
get us a bottle.
goes into the wine cellar. When he disappears,
Leslie takes out a gun. Billy returns.>
Leslie, do you want red wine or white....whoa!
points the gun at Billy>
Leslie, are you crazy? What are you doing?
What does it look like? I'm going to kill you.
Leslie, you said you wouldn't do that anymore.
course I did. What did you want me to do, tell
you: Hey Billy, guess what I'm going to kill you.
This is crazy. Put the gun down and we can talk
more talking. Say your prayers, Billy. You're
going to die and no one will know. They're all
upstairs at the party. They'll never hear you.
gets ready to shoot.>
on everybody, it's almost midnight. Let's all
gather around and watch the ball drop.
what they're doing and gathers around the TV. The
You want me to get that?
If you don't mind.
Why should I mind? The pay is so good here, I
really don't mind.
opens the door. It's Saunders' friend, dressed
like a delivery boy.>
friend: Evening, sir. I'm from Dunn's River
Florists. In honor of the new millenium, we're
giving away free flowers to every house in town.
takes the flowers from Saunders' friend, but he
Can I help you with anything else?
friend: Don't I get a tip?
closes the door in Saunders' friend's face>
Nice flowers. I should put them in water. Mrs.
Tate, where's the vase?
By the window, Benson.
walks up to the vase>
the door to the apartment.>
Alex: After you.
and Eunice walk into the apartment. Alex walks in
after them and closes the door>
Boy, I feel kinda funny.
It's about time too.
No, I mean, breaking into a man's home. This is
This is for Dutch. Now, we don't have time. We
have to look for clues.
OK. Alex, where should we start looking?
turns around and sees that Alex is gone.>
Where is he?
don't know. He's disappeared.
comes up from behind them, holding a gun.>
Surprise, surprise, ladies.
Alex, what are you doing?
Yeah, Corinne's right. I just realized. Those
pants totally don't go with that shirt.
Eunice!!! He's pulled a gun on us!
Oh, is that what he's holding?
Alex, what are you doing?
figured it's time to tell you why I really
brought you up here.
my god, he's going to kill us...
Oh, Eunice, get a hold of yourself.
you two relax?
Relax??? You're holding a gun on us and we're
supposed to relax? Bad choice of words.
not going to kill you. Just get up and start
walking where I tell you.
Where are we going?
it!!! Into the next room.
and Eunice walk into the next room, while Alex
follows them with the gun.>
Welcome to the headquarters, ladies.
Headquarters? Of what?
You'll get all the answers to all your questions
tonight. You can come out now, boss. I've brought
door opens and someone comes out. We don't see
their face, but Eunice and Corinne's faces turn
the woman in the costume are dancing to the music
coming from inside the house.>
Scotty: Boy, you're
a great dancer.
woman whispers something in his ear.>
too? Whatever you say. I always thought I was a
woman whispers something else in Scotty's ear.>
You want me to kiss you?
Now? But it's not midnight yet....oh what the
heck, I haven't kissed a woman in so long...
and the woman in the costume kiss>
OK, now it's my turn to ask you to do something.
I want you to take off your mask, so I can see
who you are.
woman nods. She slowly takes her mask off. We
don't see her face. Scotty looks at her and
still gathered around the TV.>
there are 10 more seconds.
approaches the vase with the flowers>
5....4....3....2....1....Happy New Year!
Maggie): Happy New Year.
Happy New Year.
and Jodie kiss. Scene changes to Mike and Wendy.
Mike stares at Wendy>
Well, I was just thinking, that it's midnight,
and at midnight on New Year's your're supposed to
kiss someone, so I was thinking that maybe...
Shut up and kiss me.
and Wendy kiss>
Jessica): How about it? A New Year's kiss?
Oh, alright. What the heck.
and Jessica kiss. Mallu jumps up and down.>
Yes!!! It was sweeter than I ever thought it
Mary, wherever you are, Happy New Year to you.
Bob, Happy New Year!
away from me!!!
is standing near the vase and is about to put the
flowers in. Suddenly all the lights go out. A
shot is heard and then a scream.>
kind of relationship will Mike and Wendy have?
What will happen between Maggie and Jodie when he
moves in with her? Will anything happen between
Mallu and Jessica, or will she choose Chester?
Will Leslie kill Billy? Will Burt become
sherriff? Who is the woman in the costume, and
why did Scotty scream? Did Saunders finally
succeed in killing Benson? And who is Alex's
boss, and what will happen to Corinne and Eunice?
These questions and many others will be answered
in the next episode of